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Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful [Kindle Edition]

Bobbi Brown , Sara Bliss
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From Bobbi Brown, world-famous makeup artist, Pretty Powerful is a new kind of makeup manual that starts with who you are, rather than how you look. In this book, Bobbi interviews dozens of real women, celebrities, and athletes about what beauty means to them and shows, step-by-step, how to achieve each look. Along the way, she shares her trade secrets for striking eyes, youthful skin, pretty lips, and perfect brows for any age, skin color, or beauty type. Brimming with hundreds of stunning makeover ideas, recommendations for the best tools and products, inspiring beauty stories, and expert tips not found anywhere else, Pretty Powerful is the must-have guide for lasting beauty, inside and out.

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About the Author

Bobbi Brown is an internationally renowned makeup artist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Her products are sold in more than 900 stores worldwide. She lives in New Jersey.

Product Details

  • File Size: 54944 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (September 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009F3GCB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Bobbi Brown !!!!!!!!!! Fabulous October 2, 2012
By Rain
This book captures the essence of Bobbi Brown - classic style - truthful - great advice - well written - wonderful tips and suggestions that anyone can adapt to their current lifestyle. Bobbi is the most down to earth beaty mogul in the business. Her makeup, just like her sense of style and her attitude is for real people who lead busy lives. This book is great as it showcases women from all walks of life and all ethnicities. The advice and life stories that are featured in this book come from real women who have experienced much in their lives - You can learn a lot from reading their individual stories. I have been a Bobbi Brown fan since the beginning of her career - I have always been more than satisfied with her products and she remains true to her original theories on makeup and how to lead a full and satisfied life. I think anyone looking for inspiration and personal motivation about life, not just makeup would benefit from reading this book. It is a great reference book as well - you won't want to share this with anyone - unless you buy them their own copy. This is one of Bobbi's best books to date.

Sit back, grab yourself a nice cup of green tea or a glass of wine and take in all of the inspiring stories as well as wonderful makeup tips. You'll end up feeling refreshed and inspired at the same time and will wish Bobbi was your next door neighbor or your best friend -

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fashion, makeup, personal style/inspiration stories or living life to the fullest ...c'mon after reading this review, place your order now - you will not be disappointed ..................................btw - Amazon has the best price for this book as well - just my little tip ........Catch Bobbi on QVC - you'll love her .................
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Recycled Web Pages October 7, 2012
By J
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was disappointed to find that quite a few of the women in the book were the same ones that were on Bobbi's Pretty Powerful page of her Web site. At least there every product used was specifically identified. Not so in the book -- there are no samples of the shades used on each model. Instead, we are given descriptions such as "I kept lips and cheeks soft with natural shades of pink."

I have all of Bobbi's previous books, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately, this one isn't up to par with the rest of her collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected. January 6, 2013
By Laura
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Bobbi Brown. I love her products. I have enjoyed her other books. I had high expectations for Pretty Powerful. But I was very disappointed. It is just a rehash of all her other books. There isn't much new in it. Maybe I just didn't get it, but I think the book is very bland and certainly wasn't what I expected.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Dull February 5, 2013
The back-cover blurb talks about 'step-by-step' makeup techniques, but there are *none* in this book (apart from one generic one at the start for beginner-level makeup artists/fans. It's far more accurate to say this is a nicely-produced photography book about Bobbi's lifestyle and the women she admires. Diverting and interesting for one read, but don't be misled into thinking it's a makeup manual. Unlike artists like the late Kevyn Aucoin for example;Making Faces, "Pretty Powerful" shows pretty much exactly the same makeup application on every woman in the book. Altogether now, 'concealer where needed, a pop of blush, a stroke of gel eyeliner.' Sorry, my peach lip gloss is coming off when I yawn.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wait for the library to read October 31, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I use to be a huge BB fan before her line was sold to EL even though her retail cosmetic products have gone down hill. IMO I still love her approach to beauty and empowerment of women confidence. This book however missed the mark. The instructions were minimum, the pics are just ok. Complete disappointment! There is a reason why people will continue to visit you tube, at least if your disappointed and the advice is subpar you didn't lose any money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty okay June 23, 2013
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Okay book, bit less specific than maybe it could be, but then maybe being general makes it more applicable to wider audience. Nice writing style and glad I bought it but doubt I will use it a lot. Does cover basics well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What happened? February 17, 2013
First, no new information in the book. The before photos were often better than the after. Many of the women looked like "The Joker" because of a weird thing with the lower part of their face. Was the photographer too low? He was def. focusing on the lower half of the face instead of the eyes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bobbi brown pretty powerful January 7, 2013
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Lots of great photos! But i expected more hands-on information, diagrams. I use Bobbi Brown products exclusively so wanted more "how to apply" techniques. Maybe I chose the wrong book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 26 days ago by IsThatAllThereIs?
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love it. All Bobbi Brown books are amazing. I checked out her my first one of her books from the local library when I was just fifteen and I learned everything I needed to know... Read more
Published 3 months ago by rinaaa
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Good source for makeup and clothing. Yes I love this book for information. Things are simple and easy to do.
Published 9 months ago by jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read
I read this book in a few hours. Lots of good beauty tips. I would suggest this book to others.
Published 15 months ago by Dawn A. Watts
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice photos and words, but less about makeup technics comared to the...
The previous book was much more useful. This one is nice to look through, but not to gain make-up insights
Published 17 months ago by Maria
4.0 out of 5 stars great natural tips
Loved the before and after pics, I could pick and choose which models looked like me and I now have a ton of tips for how to make my face look naturally fresh, as opposed to... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Linda Austin
1.0 out of 5 stars If trees could cry "WHY"?
This is by far the worst beauty book I've ever read, if you can call this "reading" - browsing through an album of Bobbi's friens. Read more
Published 19 months ago by A. Katz
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Powerful
This book was written on an elementary level. It was too simplistic. I had high hopes, but I was disappointed.
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. Marianne Hodson
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
great tips very easy to understand what a great buy thanks so much cant wait for the next book to have
Published 21 months ago by yvonne kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I really do not like being forced to write a review ~ so this is my review ~ no comment!!!
Published 21 months ago by Franci L Taylor
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Bobbi Brown is an internationally renowned makeup artist and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. She's the author of three previous bestselling beauty books, and she is the exclusive beauty editor of NBC's Today show.


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